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tensions are high. little has changed and new village officials are struggling to demonstrate goodwill. a memorial is trying for a comrade who sacrificed his life the political change. but really event tonight on drive a wedge between the villagers. part three of a six part series filmed over five years of. china's democracy experiment at this time on al-jazeera. protests after police in spain arrest a regional minister ahead of an independence referendum in catalonia.
welcome mining's peterbilt you're watching al-jazeera live from our headquarters here in doha also coming up. a frantic search for survivors in mexico rescue workers dig through the night so often earthquake kills more than two hundred people. kenya's supreme court criticizes election officials for refusing to give details of last month's an old presidential vote. and puerto rico prepares for the full brunt of hurricane maria the second powerful storm in the region in just a month's. protests are continuing in spain where the police have arrested catalonia as junior economy minister joseph you're in a raid spanish media say twelve pro independence officials have now been detained. catalonia plans to hold that independence referendum on october the first spain's
govern. declared to be illegal thousands of gathered outside the ministry of finance in barcelona spain and spain's prime minister is defending those arrests stopping. the government is fulfilling its obligation and i have to say that we will continue to do so until the end i think we are acting with proportionality after the things we have seen during the last few days in catalonia. rescuers in mexico are searching through collapsed buildings to find survivors of a magnitude seven point one earthquake at least two hundred seventeen people were killed twenty of them were children the quake's epicenter was in the state of one hundred twenty kilometers from mexico city duncan crawford has more. in mexico city a desperate search to save lives this used to be a school but the magnitude seven point one quake reduced it to rubble bodies have
been recovered but children and teachers are missing. rescuers worked into the night the woman in red walking out after being asked to identify a body as well as. it's a school in the south of the city a private school where a significant part of the building collapsed unfortunately small children from year one year two of primary school some from the secondary school have died the quake struck at lunchtime on tuesday causing thousands to run to safety. the terror and devastation captured in the moments afterwards. a mexican's assess the wreckage across the capital dozens of buildings have collapsed. and the extent of the disaster is becoming clear homes destroyed flats and businesses badly damaged two million people without electricity and a nation again in mourning after another major earthquake shook the country earlier this month. phone lines are also down and smokers have been warned not to light up
because of gas leaks outside the capital many other towns and cities report widespread damage the epicenter of the quake was in pueblo state about one hundred twenty kilometers from the capital into more than a dozen were killed when a burning to the well there are fifty five total deaths reported but we want to cross check our data to see if there are more dead people sixteen of them are from georgia plus specifically. earlier in the day in mexico city some people had taken part in drills on the anniversary of another devastating earthquake thirty two years ago the nineteenth september will now be a day every member it's not just one but two disasters and rescuers fear the number of families mourning the dead will rise don't control food how does it. let's take you back to that story coming to us out of spain the city of barcelona of course that was churchill just around the corner
a referendum on independence some people like that idea most of spain does not the national government says it's a bad idea says it is illegal they have started a series of detentions today with talk and speculation i should stress it is just speculation but they are about to detain hundreds of local politicians mayors city and village mayors in the region of catalonia it's a slightly incendiary situation because with that talk offset against taking people away and also there's been armed security and police officers on the ground they've been conducting raids of local government offices as well will stay with these live pictures to. give your sense of strength of reaction on the ground we'll talk to my colleague our correspondent painful. because it looks like. we're on a cloud. cloud. cloud
saying. tighten the building we don't know what's going to. try to get out of the building but right now the crowd. they are a number of them how many flowers. the cooks all. that could change. clearly a strong message from central government give us a sense of how the government the national government is prepared to go with this to make sure that this referendum. ever happen. the way to measure government. programs here in the capital only in region. needs another. central
government. independent. like its. general finds. the constitution is. not only. on a government government line government but also as you mentioned earlier the state prosecutor has come out and. he. said they will allow public building. to use a referendum. externally. telling us that they have the law. in the law.
thanks very much. ok let's take a live update on another one of our big stories for you here on al-jazeera hurrican maria just making landfall in the u.s. territory of puerto rico in the caribbean the category four storm is packing winds of up to two hundred fifty kilometers an hour in rio has already caused extensive damage on the islands of what and it's the second maximum strength atlantic storm of the season. swept through the caribbean on the same track earlier this month and agalloch is our correspondent joining us live from san juan in puerto rico andy i'm going to talk slowly and loudly cause it looks like it's really really noisy where you are what are you seeing and what are you hearing. right peter it's a pretty terrifying situation here in san juan the entire team that was woken up at about four thirty in the morning the whole hotel was shaking it felt like we're not
out to sea but let me just show you some of the pictures here in san juan as hurricane maria makes its way across this island if you look at that apartment building just that of course we saw all those the windows there the glass windows getting blown out actually they were sucked out and that's one of the most terrifying things about a storm like this is the sound and the fury the sound of breaking glass the sound of sheets of metal as that ripped up the tops of buildings and strewn across this city power looks like it is out at the moment we still have power at the hotel but you can see some one visibility is low but there are no lights here and this is going to go on for hours and hours remember the eye of the storm made landfall south east of us on the coastline down there so there is some distance between us and the eye of the storm but this is pretty terrifying in the hotel that guests have been evacuated to a lower floor there is no doubt on the streets here but i can tell you i fear for
the people of puerto rico right now i fear for the people of the u.s. virgin islands who were hit by hurricane maria in the early hours of the morning and there are some gusts of wind here one just picking up right now and i couldn't tell you how strong we are but i think you can probably see that kind of damage that is being wrought on puerto rico right now more than five hundred shelters were opened in the past few days people are taking this seriously i think they really have to because i can't think of anything but catastrophe is about to befall puerto rico with the sheer strength of hurricane maria that we're seeing here in san juan right now andy is following we're being told exactly the same track as. raised a lot of buildings to the ground it destroyed a lot of structures so the dead body from. is in situ just the. i mean that the hazardous element of surviving this is increased because there are so many things literally lying around on the ground that can get whipped up and can kill people.
well that's the big the big issue here i mean the streets obviously are deserted people are going to shelters but there's flying glass is flying corrugated sheets of metal flying construction poles it's an extremely dangerous situation that's something puerto rico hasn't faced since the 1930's when i got three four storms that hit this island but it really is peter i have to tell you i've covered a lot of storms but this is intense this is going to go on for quite some time possibly into the evening i don't know what we're going to find one says storm has passed but i don't think that it's going to be anything else except for utter devastation. andy thanks very much she'll keep us posted i know but in the meantime thank you. ok the kenyan supreme court handing down his judgment pretty much in real time today about the an old presidential election correspondent stephanie decker joins us live now from nairobi steph what's the judge or the judges what are
they been saying about this. well they're still reading a part of the verdict just to show you how much detail goes into it we did expect them to put the blame on the electoral commission here they call it here but they are quite damning words being used i'll just read you some of them they say that the id the system with infiltrated and compromised they haven't elaborate that moment what infiltrated mean they go on to say that they refused to open the service for investigation and asking if they had nothing to her aid they should have given access to those servers another judge saying that kenyans endured long hours and went out to vote and off without them became what they call opaque and they could not prove that who got in the. a lot of details about the paper a thirty four a thirty four b. company form they didn't have the right either didn't have to think it shows or
didn't happen down the road that there was an issue with the transmission system and they say basically that the explanation from the alec kill commission on some of those issues was not satisfactory to them so i think big question here moving forward peter is how are they will they reform the electoral commission will heads roll will people be held accountable as to that they haven't mentioned names at the moment it's all very much procedural but yes i think a big question now how are you going to move forward because at the moment ready or not elections need to take place in forty days the lead. to the going to usually the happen but means the speaker of the house takes over it means you cannot be prepared for a new election but that is a constitutional crisis we've not been here before kenyon having been here before so i think we're going to wait and see the final details because they're still you know reading out the details of that report whether they're going to point the finger of blame anyone in the city to what kind of reform going forward will be made stephanie thank you. post more top stories for you still to come including
this one the first refugee to move from an australian run prison camp to the united states on the controversial plan we'll tell you how it will work when we come back . we've got more wet weather making its way across japan. spilling out to the east china sea through us south korea stretched across much of that what's the weather will continue to just filter its way out into the open waters of the northwest pacific bright skies do come back a bit harder for q she was talking all the way on the. we go on through thursday further north this deadly fire and dry across the korean peninsula well so whether they're into the far northeast of charter that will continue to ease its way
eastwards over the next day or so i'm hopeful by the time we do come to friday but as guys do come back into southern parts of japan's accuse you started to brighten up you can see this everywhere cloud still very close to shanghai we seem to reflect downpours here recently still a big massive cloud all joys out with that same weather system stretched from that eastern side of china down towards a southwestern corner that's sinking its way further south as hong kong you'll see some rain here as we go through thursday thirty four degrees celsius or wet weather a possibility by the time we come to friday the eastern parts of china hopefully it should start to dry up and brighten up by this day meanwhile the sunshine is showers across southeast asia some lively downpours coming in across much of the region and the showers now affecting indonesia. for a man he's decided to break with tradition and train to sail competitively not that he want to present a positive image and here's
a typical expectation. for them it's about more than just racing yes you can still be a good woman and also a very talented sailor going off around the world showing everybody how strong omani people are al jazeera world meets the first female sailing crew in the gulf sailing at this time on al-jazeera. recapping our top stories for you let's kick off with some live pictures coming to us catalan is president has accused the spanish government of violating the new charter of fundamental rights thousands around here in barcelona in support of catalonia as planned referendum on full independence local media is saying that
twelve pro independence officials have been tamed in police raids the search for those trapped below the debris after magnitude seven point one quake in mexico continues to seventeen people have been killed twenty of them were schoolchildren the quake happened in the state of puebla on tuesday dozens of buildings also collapsed in and around the capital mexico city. and kenya's supreme court has condemned the election board in kenya for refusing to comply with an order to open computer servers used in last month's and old presidential election it says this means the opposition's claims of vote fraud could be true. let's get more on that mexican earthquake for you here on al-jazeera stimson is an expert on geo physics at kiel university in stimson is this earthquake connected to the earthquake of september the seventh. this earthquake is in
a similar tectonic position to the most recent earthquake but it is several hundred kilometers away so although it's similar it's not directly related to mexico city mexico is well known for earthquakes they've had huge earthquakes before there was a big one back in ninety five how prepared are they the mexicans are really quite well prepared as you said there was a very large earthquake a magnitude eight back in one thousand nine hundred five which unfortunate killed a lot of people and subsequent to that the mexican authorities have been making sure that they are prepared for when the next large earthquake will strike because mexico city's particularly vulnerable to earthquakes it's built on an old lake bed. sediments in that lake bed actually amplify the earthquake waves so
the city itself gets intensified shaking in an earthquake the original tremor we're told with this earthquake was quite prolonged is that significant in terms of damage. yes or no the the tremor i believe last is about eighty seconds or so far more important is the depth of the earthquake this earthquake was some fifty kilometers below the surface if it had been shallower then the shaking would have been far more significant and we would be looking at potentially far more in the way of casualties when you talk about far more in the way of casualties just just explain for us any particular problems to do with this quake in this area given what you've just been telling us about mexico city and what lies underneath it.
well the earthquake back in ninety nine eighty five was a i shall or earthquake and although. that earthquake was about thirty times more powerful than the nys one as well so we have both a large earthquake and a shallow earthquake the shallower the earthquake the more surface waves of the generated and not causes far more shaking of a particular area they said the lake sediments. quite waves and we saw back in one thousand nine hundred five that different buildings vibrate at different frequencies and the ones that were between six to eight stories high were particularly violently shaken shaken but then as a consequence that was a lot of damage and a much higher number of deaths around five thousand deaths from that earthquake
back in one to ninety five in stamps and thank you. the u.s. president has stepped up his rhetoric against north korea and iran calling them rogue nations in what was a competent speech to the u.n. general assembly double trump mocked kim jong un and described pyongyang as aid to pretty free jean he also branded iran's government a corrupt dictatorship diplomatic editor james bays from the united nations. donald trump is the thirteenth u.s. president to come here to address the u.n. and with the north korea crisis to tear orating he knew the world would be hanging on his every word the message is with these messages coming together but once he headed to the general assembly chamber he's excellent donald trump he had a very different message delivering
a speech that astonished many diplomats by including an unprecedented threat to annihilate another u.n. member state the united states has great strength and patients but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies we will have no choice but to turn only destroy north korea rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime the words with just the sort of language that earlier the u.n. secretary general had warned against fiery talk can lead to fatal misunderstandings the solution must be political and this is a time for statesmanship. we must not sleepwalk our way into war president trumps foreign policy challenges a growing his critics say it's only of his own making he doesn't now just face possible confrontation with one nuclear power north korea but with
a second one iran too as he continues to suggest he's likely to pull out of the twenty fifteen nuclear deal the iran deal was one of the worst and most one sided transactions the united states has ever entered into frankly that deal is an embarrassment to the united states and i don't think you've heard the last of it believe me that received strong support from israel's prime minister but only tepid applause from those in the general assembly so i've listened to countless speeches in this hall but i can say that none were born or none were more courageous and forthright. then the one delivered by president trump to do the un is normally a place of new arms and compromise but president tram sees things in starkly black and white even some of the countries that are normally friendly to the u.s.
are alarmed one western foreign minister told me the president trumps comments on north korea one helpful and a senior security council diplomat said to me why does he want to provoke two similar taney as nuclear crises james pays out his era of the united nations well iran's foreign minister responded to mr trump's comments at the un on twitter mohammed javits a reef said this trumps ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times not the twenty first century un unworthy of a reply fake empathy for iranians fools no one runs leader will address the general assembly in a couple of hours time. us presidents as the blockade on cattle will be resolved quickly he met with the emir of qatar sheikh to mean bin hamad all funny on the sidelines of the general assembly mr trump has denied reports that he warned gulf states against taking military action against doha earlier in his address to the un
general assembly the emea renewed his call for unconditional dialogue to end the blockade of cattle. look at the damage to do the countries who imposed the unjust mccabe of qatar have intervened in the internal affairs of the state by bringing pressure on citizens through food and medicine shortages cutting family ties to force them to change their political affiliations destabilizing a sovereign country is decide not to the definition of terrorism u.n.g.a. not quite over yet mike hanna reports on what lies ahead for the u.s. president on day two of the general assembly meeting. president trump won't be in the u.n. building in the course of the day but he's going to be very busy he's got a series of bilateral meetings including the king of jordan abdullah the palestinian leader mahmoud abbas and the egyptian president fattah el-sisi clearly from this list of meetings he is likely to be discussing that peace plan that he's made a centerpiece of the trump administration an attempt to put clothes on
a skeleton after assessing a long dormant peace process but this is between other meetings at lunch time he'll be holding a meeting with african leaders and after that a meeting with the british prime minister to raise the may now that's likely to be a somewhat awkward meeting she's likely to speak sharply about his threats to unilaterally tear up the iran plan something that her and her european allies are deeply concerned about also in the course of the day we will be hearing from iranian president hassan rouhani who's likely to respond sharply to the content of president trump's address controversial address to the united nations general assembly police in the u.k. have arrested two more men in connection with the bomb attack on the london underground last week five men are being questioned in all officers arrested three men in wales and two in england thirty people were injured when
a homemade explosive device went off during the morning rush hour on friday the u.n. is calling for more help for one hundred eighty five thousand people who've been displaced by flooding in the sheer the school year begins next month many of those who are using the buildings for shelter will need to find someplace else to live at least fifty six people have died in flooding since the rainy season began in june. at least fifty refugees who spent years in australian offshore prison camps are finally being given good news they will be resettled to the united states very soon but around two thousand dollars we left behind while government leaders decide where they should go the u.s. resettlement agreement with barack obama has been in doubt since donald trump described the deal as dumb. from sydney. well we've spoken to some refugees on line a fall and have told us that u.s. representatives told a small cohort this morning that they'll be traveling to the u.s. in the coming weeks they've been told to pack their bags and get ready to travel to
port moresby the capital of p.m.g. on sunday ahead of their departure to the u.s. now prime minister malcolm turnbull said this morning that twenty five refugees from twenty five on mannus island will be traveling to the u.s. he said it was good news and he thanked u.s. president donald trump for honoring a deal that was struck with his predecessor barack obama but this is the deal that u.s. president trump had blasted as being a done deal it seems he is at least honoring it for these fifty refugees it's unclear though what the fate will be for the rest of the refugees on man a silent and. with a quick recap of your top stories catalonia as president has accused the spanish government of to tell a tarion ism there is anger after the region's jr economy minister and others were
arrested. plans to hold an independence referendum on october the first the spanish government has declared that illegal the spanish prime minister is defending the arrests because. the government is fulfilling its obligation and i have to say that we will continue to do so until the end i think we are acting with proportionality after the things we have seen during the last few days in catalonia hurrican maria has just made landfall in puerto rico the u.s. territory in the caribbean the category four storm is packing winds of up to two hundred fifty kilometers an hour maria has already caused extensive damage on the islands of guadalupe and dominic up and gallacher is in puerto rico. if you look at that apartment building is that of course we saw all those the windows there the glass windows getting blown out actually they were sucked out and that's one of the most terrifying things about a storm like this is the sound and the fury the sound of breaking glass the sound
of sheets of metal is that ripped off the tops of buildings and strewn across this city power looks like it is out at the moment we still have power of the hotel but you can see that some one visibility is low but there are no lights here and this is going to go on for hours now as the search for those trapped below deborah after a magnitude seven point one of the earthquake in mexico continues at least two hundred seventeen people have been killed the quake happened in the states on tuesday in kenya the supreme court has condemned the election board for refusing to comply with an order to open computer servers used in last month's an old presidential election and says this means the opposition's claims of voter fraud could be true. the u.s. president has taken aim at north korea during his debut address at the un general assembly donald trump said he destroy the country if it threatens the u.s. or its allies he also had strong words for iran accusing it of sponsoring terrorism
the iranian president hassan rouhani is expected to respond in the coming hours at the u.n. those are your top stories the news continues after inside story i'll see you tomorrow. censoring social media saudi arabia or to snatch at the band edges it up should social media companies bow down to any country's political agenda and who decides where to draw the line between freedom of expression and silencing the media this is inside school.